Our Stories: Alaaeldin, Scholar (2017)

Alaaeldin is a Sudanese refugee who spent his childhood in Egypt, where his father was briefly imprisoned, before he moved to the United States four years ago and attended three Virginia high schools in four years.

While working twenty hours a week at Chick-Fil-A, he became commander of his JROTC unit, co-founded the African Student Association and volunteered for his high school’s IT department and his mosque. He will study Information Systems at Christopher Newport University.